Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Somali Reconstruction Stalled

Foreign Affairs published on 23 June 2015 an analysis titled "Saving Somalia (Again): How Reconstruction Stalled--And What to do About It" by Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The author visited Somalia in the spring of 2013 and returned in the spring of 2015.  She found the situation less positive in 2015.  She noted that Somali security forces are beholden to clans and powerbrokers, and lack both a national ethos and training.  She concluded that not just security has been sliding in Somalia for the past year and a half.  Equally, the sense of political momentum has dissipated. 

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